Cherries are grown commercially as far north as Norway's western fjords (latitude 60 degrees North) and have the potential to do very well in Ireland.
Many varieties of cherry are self-fertile and will crop well on their own. However, pollination and yield is likely to be improved by planting more than one variety. Yields will also be improved by shelter as the blossom can easily be blown off by strong winds. The trees should be planted in deep, well drained and fertile soil. The month refers to harvesting/eating period.
Most varieties are supplied on the new dwarfing Gisela 5 rootstock. This will make it possible to limit trees to 2.4-3 meters in height, making it easy to construct fruit cages or deploy netting to protect the fruit from birds. Varieties that are naturally dwarfing in habit are supplied on the more vigorous Colt rootstock.
Bare-rooted maiden trees on Gisela 5 dwarf or Colt semi-vigorous rootstock €23.50 ea. Older trees €29.50 ea
Available November 2012
Container-grown trees, from €29.50 ea. In stock
Eating cherry. Dark red to black fruit, soft and juicy. Very productive and resistant to canker. Cropping early to mid August. Not self fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart, Morello)
Eating cherry. Large dark red fruit, sweet. Naturally dwarf habit. Cropping early to late July. Canada 1990. Self fertile
Eating cherry. Large, dark red fruit, excellent flavour. Resistant to splitting but susceptible to canker. Very early - cropping mid to late June. Sawbridgeworth 1869. Not self fertile (pollinators Merton Glory, Lapins, Noir de Guben)
Eating cherry. Reddish-violet fruit, slightly acidic but sweet. Very productive and resistant to canker. Cropping mid to late August. Czech republic. Not self fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart, Morello)
Eating cherry. Dark red fruit, slightly acidic. Very productive and good split resistance. Cropping late July to early August. Canada 1984. Self fertile and very good early pollinator.
Eating cherry. Large tellow fruit with red flush. Excellent flavour. Very resistant to canker but susceptible to splitting. Cropping mid to late July. Surrey 1931. Not self fertile (pollinators Early Rivers, Lapins, Noir de Guben)
The most popular and reliable cooking cherry, and tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Excellent for jams and cooking. Cropping late July to early August. Originally bred from Romanian stock. Self fertile
Noir de Guben
Eating cherry. Dark red or black fruit, juicy with good flavour. Prolific with naturally compact habit. Good resistance to splitting. Cropping late July to early August. Germany. Not self fertile (pollinators Early Rivers, Lapins, Merton Glory)
Eating cherry. Very high quality almost black fruit, large and firm. Very high yielding. Good resistance to disease. Cropping late August to early September. Kent 1998. Partially self fertile (pollinators Kordia, Stella, Sweetheart)
Eating cherry. The name relates to the size of the tree not the fruit, which is large and black. Good flavour. Cropping August. Self fertile
Eating cherry. Reddish-black sweet and aromatic fruit. Some split resistance. Spreading tree. Cropping mid to late July. Germany. Not self fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart, Morello)
A large dark and juicy eating cherry with good flavour. Very reliable - one of the best self fertile eating cherries. Cropping mid to late July. Canada 1968. Self fertile, good late pollinator
Exceptionally hardy eating cherry. Dark red fruit with exquisite taste and good texture. Crops even in unfavourable conditions. Cropping late July to early August. Norwich 1970. Partially self-fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart).
Eating cherry. Red, firm, well flavored fruit. Large juicy fruit with great flavour and texture. Begins fruiting at young age. Heavy cropper and good resistance to cracking. Produces fruit over long period. Late August to mid September. Canada 1990. Self fertile, good late pollinator
Eating cherry. Large black fruit, good flavour. Compact tree. Grown in Norway. Cropping mid to late July. Canada 1944. Not self fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart, Morello)
Eating cherry. Large white fruit. Less likely to be eaten by birds. Begins fruiting at young age. Cropping early to mid August. Canada. Not self fertile (pollinators Stella, Sweetheart)
1-2 trees €12.00
3-4 trees €15.00
5-7 trees €20.00
8-11 trees €25.00
12-20 trees €30.00
Over 20 trees €40.00
Orders may be also collected by arrangement from our premises in Westport.
Additional ordering information
Please use the printable order form provided or simply list the items on a sheet of paper. Add up the total, including carriage if applicable. Do not forget to include your own address and phone number. Payment should be by cheque postal order or bank draft, made payable to the Sustainability Institute.
The Sustainability Institute
Republic of Ireland